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NYS Legislature has mandated that all heating oil contain a blend of biofuel by 2014

State follows NYC’s lead in adopting standards for biofuel in home heating oil –

Following New York City’s lead, New York has now passed legislation requiring that all heating oil sold in the state contain at least 2% biodiesel, a product also known as bioheat.

Biodiesel is the first alternative fuel designated as an advanced biofuel by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reach a billion gallons of annual production, the National Biodiesel Board said. It is domestically produced from agricultural co-products and byproducts such as soybean oil, animal fats, and recycled cooking oil.

The legislation calls for all heating oil sold in the City of New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland counties to contain at least 2% biodiesel by Oct. 1, 2014, and all heating oil sold statewide to meet this standard by July 1, 2015. The legislation will become effective upon the governor’s signature.

State follows NYCs lead in adopting standards for biofuel in home heating oil
State follows NYC’s lead in adopting standards for biofuel in home heating oil

Julia Robbins, Executive Director, New York Corn and Soybean Association, said the policy will provide farmers a new market for soybean oil. The NBB estimates that the 2% standard will replace about 30 million gallons of petroleum annually with the bioheat.

In New York City, testing has shown that biodiesel blended with traditional heating oil improves fuel efficiency through cleaning and preserving equipment, John Maniscalco, CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association said.

“This law extends these tremendous benefits to all New Yorkers and will provide the state with the cleanest, most sustainable heating oil in the country,” he added.

The legislation was supported by the City of New York, Office of the Mayor; NYC Citywide Administrative Services; Environmental Defense Fund; American Lung Association in New York; New York League of Conservation Voters; WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Environmental Advocates of New York; New York Public Interest Research Group; Empire State Petroleum Association, Inc.; Oil Heat Institute of Long Island; New York Oil Heating Association, Inc.; United Metro Energy Corp.; New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association; and the National Biodiesel Board.

Source:  http://farmprogress.com/story-new-york-legislature-adopts-bioheat-requirement-0-99644

What is BioHeat-B20?

• Discount-fuel.com offers B20, which is 80% conventional heating oil blended with 20% Biofuel
• We blend the products at our Calverton facility. We are the only COD based Oil Company with this capability.

What are the benefits of Bioheat®?

Produced domestically, BioHeat incorporates biofuel made from crops like soy or from food byproducts. Both sources are renewable and can replace imported oil.

Does BioHeat effect the environment?

BioHeat is extremely clean burning with reduced sulfur and no particulate emissions, making it environmentally friendly.

Does BioHeat cost more for me to use?

BioHeat will cost you the same as “regular oil.”

Does my heating system need to have any modifications?

NO-You don’t have to make any modifications to your burner , boiler or fuel tank and your service contract is not affected , (if you have purchased one).

Will I use more oil burning BioHeat?

NO-BioHeat burns cleaner than “regular” Oilheat (which has been refined to Ultra low sulfur heating oil as of January 1,2013). It contains almost no sulfur, and significantly reduces particulates and greenhouse gases that lead to global warming.

Will I feel the same comfort with BioHeat as I have with “regular oil”?

YES- BioHeat has the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel, for more efficient burning and satisfying warmth.

Will I have increased service calls do to using BioHeat ?

NO- Bioheat lubricates heating system parts more thoroughly and efficiently, helping to reduce the number of service calls needed annually.

Are there any incentives for using BioHeat?

Yes- This blend when purchased will qualify you for a 20 cent/gallon credit directly from New York State until January 1,2017

To receive a tax credit, you should file a claim for Clean Heating Fuel Credit along with your tax return. Residential taxpayers should file Form IT-241, and corporate taxpayers should file Form CT-241


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